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TJ Luoma cut his computing teeth on NeXT computers back in the day when 16MB of RAM and 8MB of disk space was considered a big deal.  He helped to maintain the PEAK FTP archive for NeXTStep and OpenStep software. In 2003 he got his first iPod. In 2004 he broke off a brief-but-unfortunate relationship with Windows 2000 and jumped into the Mac OS X world.  In 2007, his contract with Sprint expired one week after the iPhone was released and his transformation to Mac user was complete when he ditched his Treo for an iPhone.

TJ Luoma's Latest Posts

The curious case of Amazon.com's iOS apps

There has been a lot of conversation about changes that Amazon has made to the Comixology app. Specifically, the company removed the customer's ability to buy comics through the app. On this week's Back to Work, Dan and Merlin talked about how the App Store rules make the it so that Comixology...

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Patch GrowlVoice using Keyboard Maestro to prolong its life

Google recently made some changes to the way Google Voice responds to some requests, and GrowlVoice stopped working. Update (2014-05-10): There is now a much easier way to do this now. See http://github.com/szhu/fix-growlvoice for instructions on patching this which does not require Keyboard...

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How to keep your OmniFocus 2 beta up-to-date

The OmniGroup has announced that OmniFocus 2 for Mac is now available as a public beta and is due to be released in June. Anyone interested in testing it can download it for free and is encouraged to send feedback via the forums. One of the most important things to do when running beta builds is...

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How to port your Google Voice number to your iPhone

Earlier this week, I saw this post from @GrowlVoice: As of today, Google has officially shut off GrowlVoice's access to Google Voice as part of their integration of Google Voice into Hangouts. Google has also shut off 3rd-party access to Google Voice VoIP, and it seems that the writing is on...

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Auto-Save Microsoft Word with Keyboard Maestro

In Mac Power Users Episode 187, David Sparks and Katie Floyd talked about word processing apps, which meant talking a great deal about Microsoft Word, as well as Pages and others. Around the 38m40s mark, Katie mentioned that she uses Word a lot in her day job, and has a lot of issues with the app...

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PhotoSync's location triggers send iOS photos to your Mac

The best way to upload photos to Dropbox[1] from your iOS devices is by not using Dropbox. Well, not the iOS app, at least. Uploading to Dropbox is slow, and will drain your battery as it uses the Dropbox API to upload. If you aren't on Wi-Fi, it might even eat up your cellular data. If you have a...

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Launch your favorite apps as needed with Keyboard Maestro

On Mac Power Users 181, I mentioned that I have a keyboard shortcut for OmniFocus' "Quick Entry" which works even if OmniFocus isn't running. Tom Siko asked if I'd be willing to share it, so here it is. Even if you don't use OmniFocus, this idea can be re-used for any application that you run via...

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Toggle JavaScript in Safari with Keyboard Maestro

I was very pleased to be a guest on Mac Power Users Episode #181. We had a great conversation about all things automation on the Mac, but Katie and David both seemed to like one Keyboard Maestro macro in particular. Three years ago, I wrote about how to Quickly enable or disable JavaScript in...

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Find deals with TV Bobber, The Tracktor and TUAW's RSS feeds

The holiday season may be over, but there are lots of places around the web to find deals throughout the year. Of course we offer deals through https://deals.tuaw.com and our 'deals' posts, but today I also want to tell you about two other services I use to find good prices. Then I'm going to end...

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Mac turns 30, iWork updates return missing features, and other news from Jan 19-25

Mac turns 30 The biggest news this week was the 30th anniversary of the Mac. This brought out a rare retrospective by Apple including a video and a timeline highlighting important events of the past three decades. Macworld's Jason Snell wrote Apple executives on the Mac at 30: 'The Mac keeps...

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